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Food Truck Fire Extinguisher

A food truck is a large vehicle or trailer, equipped to storage, transport, cook, prepare, serve, and/or sell food. The food truck trend has blow up in Australia over the last 10 years, and many owners and newcomers to the food truck industry are unaware of the fire safety requirements. This article helps food truck manufacturers and owners comply with both fire extinguisher selection and fire extinguisher maintenance for food trucks.

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A portable fire extinguisher is a first response life safety device that helps prevent or even stop the spread of a small fire.

There are six main types of fire extinguisher with the most common being a Dry Power. The others are water, foam, carbon dioxide, wet chemical and vaporising liquid.

Food trucks have been available in Australia for many decades, think Mr Whippy.

But the new food truck trend is now in full steam and the Codes, Standards and other legal requirements have not kept up,  so we find ourselves with an array of choice for the best type of fire extinguisher for a food truck.

In most cases the best fire extinguisher for a food truck that does not cook using a deep fat fry station is a dry powder type that is red in colour with a white horizontal band and a fire blanket.

These extinguishers come in a range of sizes but the most common for a home has a 4A:40B:E rating with a 2.5kg capacity, a 14.3 second discharge time and mounting bracket.

A food truck with a deep fat fryer should also carry a wet chemical fire extinguisher with a minimum of a 2 litre capacity for Class F fires.

In a food truck, we also recommend a fire blanket which can be used to help prevent the spread and smother a fire.

Of course should the need arise extinguishers with increased performance ratings and other types of fire are also available.

Food Truck – Cooking Oil & Fat Fire Extinguisher (Class F)

Excellent & compact extinguisher for Class F fires in small kitchens such as food trucks.

This lightweight fire extinguisher is a must when cooking with deep fat fryers. Suitable for any food van or small shop. Its fast acting wet chemical solution smoothers the fire in the vat.

This wet chemical fire extinguisher is specifically required for Class F - Oil & Fat fires used in cooking.  It also offers limited Class A, flammable material fires such as paper, wood and plastics.

Ideal Use:

  • Small to Medium Deep Fat Fryers
  • Takeaway Shops
  • Food Trucks, Trailers & Vans
  • Small Kitchens
  • Fats and Oils

The directional hose allows for accurate use. Extremely high performance rating for its size. Comes with light weight vehicle bracket and wall hanging mount. Pre pressurised ready for use.

Food Truck – General Purpose Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher

With a 4A:40B:E this general purpose fire extinguisher is an excellent choice for food trucks.

Experience peace of mind with our 2.5kg ABE Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher, a versatile and powerful tool designed to tackle various types of fires. Rated at 4A:40B:E, it's an ideal general-purpose fire extinguisher for both homes, businesses, vehicles, caravans, motorhomes and food trucks.

  • Agent Capacity: 2.5kg of ABE Dry Chemical Powder
  • Compliance: Approved under AS/NZS 1841.5 standards
  • Mounting: Comes with both wall and vehicle brackets for versatile installation
  • Durable Construction: Steel cylinder finished in powder-coated red
  • Dimensions: Compact size of W130 x H383mm for easy storage
  • Discharge Time: Rapid action with 14.3-second discharge time
  • Versatile Rating: Fire rating of 4A:40B:E for wide-ranging efficacy

The high-quality thick powder coating ensures lasting UV resistance, while the special hose hook keeps everything securely in place.

With an array of technical features such as a stainless steel handle and nickel-plated brass valve, you can rely on it to perform when it matters most.